Joan Hamburg has been part of the WOR, 710 AM, family in New York since the early 1970s. She grew up on Long Island and attended Barnard College before beginning her advertising career. Hamburg started her radio broadcasting with small consumer segments on the "Rambling with Gambling" morning show. It wasn't long before Hamburg got her very own show. Joan can be heard on WOR weekdays noon to 2pm with topics including the day's news, food, restaurant features, and celebrity interviews. In November of 2012, Joan was inducted into the NYSE Broadcast Hall of Fame.
Senior Executive Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show:
Natalie Batos Vacca has been with WOR radio since 1997. For nine years, she was the Producer of WOR’s Morning Show. In March 2006, Natalie was promoted to Senior Producer at WOR and Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show. She has received several prestigious awards for her work including the New York Press Club Byline Award for Best Spot News coverage for the Swiss Air Flight 111 crash, best Station Event for their live St. Patrick’s Day show from the New York State Broadcasters Association and was part of the WOR News award for "Best Spot News Coverage" of the events of September 11 from the New York State Broadcaster's Association. Prior to WOR, she was the producer for several nationally-syndicated programs, including the legendary Barry Farber and Alan Colmes. Natalie grew up in Staten Island, New York, and graduated from Seton Hall University, where she majored in Broadcast Communications. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband Chris and their two children.
Jodi Applegate and Jack Ford filled in for Joan Hamburg today (Wednesday, July 17th). They discussed Rolling Stone magazine's controversial cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, and much more! Find all the stories talked about on "The Joan Hamburg Show" below.
- Rolling Stone magazine puts suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of their August 3rd issue. A lot of people are upset and feel it's glorifying Tsarnaev. Click here to see the photo.
- The shoe brand Skechers are paying customers $40 million in refund checks after the Federal Trade Commission accused the company of using deceptive advertising to sell its Shape-Up shoes. Click here to read the story.
- The Boy Scouts banned obese scouts from the organization's annual Jamboree. Click here to read the story.
- Should schools be responsible for childhood obesity prevention? Click here to read the story.
- William and Kate are about to have a royal baby! Betting has begun as to what they will name their boy or girl. Click here to see the odds on the names.